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. turning back now to our top political stories, joining me on the phone is bob franken, good morning. >> good morning to you. >> let's start with this sequester, if it goes into effect lot of people will feel a pain. a quarter of folks haven't heard of the looming cuts, is there fatigue with all of this budget talk now. >> first, it's a key. people to a large degree have tuned out. the effect won't be felt on march 1st except for those of us who try to generate all kinds of controversy, but it's going to be something that will happen fairly quickly and one of those things where the agency, first of all, start furloughing workers. that will cut pay scales by 20%. >> this sequester came out of the debt ceiling crisis out of 2011. it was pushed back to march from january. it goes on and on. is this how congress is doing business now, they're putting everything off? >> that's the best result that we can expect these days. congress seems to get us in one mess or another. and then they go off on vacation like they have right now which is a regular thing in congress which is something that
to abuse. >> all right. we'll certainly continue following the story. bob franken, thank you. >>> now here's your "first look" at the other news going on around america. >>> in new york, a disturbing video shows a nanny slapping a 5-month-old for not heating. concerned parents installed a hidden camera. the mom saw what was going on and she rushed home and fired the caretaker who is arrested. >>> a 22-year-old grad student and chicken farmer who has grown so close to the flock over the years, he's known around town as chicken boy. he has had the chickens for so long, he even picked up their language. >> it's like i just laid an egg in this box. come lay your egg. and it's -- >> that is quite a skill. he plans to continue his education so that he can some day become dr. chicken. >>> now to georgia where a fatal pile up on the highway left four dead and several others injured. 27 vehicles were involved including an empty petroleum tanker that caught fire. >>> in new york, two australians took top prizes for racing to the top of the empire state building. runners from 18 countries sped up the
hagel to take over. joining me on the phone is bob franken. >> good morning. >> how did a minority in the senate succeed in pushing back this vote on hagel? >> as you know, the senate is in effect goffer earned by the minority. so, the minority can always exert its will, that's exactly what's happening here. number one. number two, the republicans right now are looking for some revenge. they got beaten in the election. you have barack obama the president out there basically tap-dancing on them. being more assertive. this is the way for the republicans to say we're not going to be pat. >> could they be wrong about that, might this ultimately threaten the confirmation? >> this is going to be based on impressions of washington. i think there's a view if something is stalled it's not going to up then it's going down and the break that's coming up with the senate is a long time, if there's anything about hagel that might come out damaging to him this is the time. the senate for years has run the charade of comedy sometimes to watch people who hate each other refer to themselves as d dis
. that was easy. >>> joining me now is bob franken. let's start with a recap of the statest union. president obama called for raising the minimum wage. speaker boehner came out against the preposal saying it will make it harder for small businesses to hire what might be more workers. what do you think the political ramifications of that might be for the gop? >> well, the gop has consistently been against the minimum wage. they have always used the same argument that speaker baner is using which is it will have a negative effect on unemployment. the unfortunate thing about that is that same argument could justify paying employees nothing. >> and as we mentioned viewership, we mentioned earlier, viewership for the state of the union is the lowest that it's been for 13 years. what do you make of that? >> westminster dog show. i mean i don't know about you. i was switching back and forth. >> banana joe is pretty compelling. >> it really was. i was among those who was very unhappy that golden retriever has never won. possibly could have won had he not stopped for a drink of water. >> do you think this
taylor project, bob franken and boris epstein, republican strategist who worked on john mccain's presidential campaign. good to see all of you. >> hello. >> how are you, craig? >> goldie, we'll start with you. ladies first. nate silva, of course, of the "new york times," he is picking "argo" writing in "the times" and "zero dark thirty" may have won slightly more critical acclaim but the critics do not vote for the oscars and the insiders have, and there's been absolute consensus among insiders. it would an enormous upset if it were to lose. i know you're not an insider, but if you had to pick which politically themed movie out of these three, "lincoln," "argo" and "zero dark thirty," which of these three do you pick? >> i almost always go with nate silva. difficult to go against 538 in any situation but this time i go with "lincoln." >> really, daniel day-lewis did a masterful job. >> how about you, boris? what do you think? >> i've been getting crushed by nate for a long time dating back to the election. also republicans have been having a tough time going against him, bu
. >> team picks, robert costa. >> ravens. go ravens. >> mr. franken? >> i'm going to go with san francisco, just to be opposite robert. >> it's not a right-left question, bob. >> it's always a right-left question. >> i'm going ravens, too. >> i'll go 49ers. as always, thanks to you. and thanks to you as well that. is our show for this super bowl sunday. join us next weekend here on msnbc for more. 2:00 eastern, i'll be here. then 3:00 sunday for the latest political news and analysis as well. keep it here for the latest news updates throughout the night and enswr enjoy the game as well. living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious aller
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